22 Nov 2018

We Won’t Compromise HSE In Oil, Gas Sector – DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), yesterday said it would not compromise Health, Safety and Environment standards in the nation’s oil and gas industry in line with international safety requirements.

The agency also said it would not leave any stone unturned to ensure that operators in the industry comply with set rules with a view to minimising inherent risks as well as evolve standards in the sector that can stand the test of time.

Besides, the agency said it is considering stringent actions against the indiscriminate citing of gas stations in the residential vicinity and the activities of tanker drivers in the country.

Dr. Musa Zagi, the Deputy Director, Health, Safety and Environment, Department of Petroleum Resources, disclosed this in Lagos at a pre-event press conference of the agency’HSE billed to hold in Lagos next week.

The theme of the event is :’’Driving Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Industry through Improved Stakeholders’ Environmental Stewardship

The aim is to promote and entrench a safe and environmentally sustainable oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The 18th edition of the International HSE Biennial Conference on the Oil and Gas Industry in

Nigeria has been scheduled to hold from November 26 – 28, 2018 with the theme: “Driving Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Industry through Improved Stakeholders’ Environmental Stewardship.” Assessing the import of the 39 year old confab, Zagi said the previous conferences have led to several achievements which includes: Development of the Environmental Guidelines and

Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN), the emergence of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the subsequent establishment of the State Environmental Protection

Agencies, the creation of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), establishment of the Environmental Sanitation Day, though it is no longer held in Lagos but still be held in some parts of the Country every last or first Saturday of the month.
Source: independent.ng